Cealy DePersia, LCSW-School Social Worker

Hello, my name is Cealy DePersia and I am the Middle School Social Worker.  My passion is supporting children, families, and staff to find their strengths and set goals to make growth in social emotional and all areas of learning.  I collaborate with staff to support children with the development of social, emotional, and behavioral skills to help with school and life successes. I look forward to all that will come this school year and welcome the challenges that may arise to help us learn and grow.  This is my 22nd year as a social worker in Coal City schools.  I am the Student Services Department Leader, which supports the delivery of Social Emotional Learning for our students.  Please feel free to contact me via phone or email with any questions or concerns. 


Coal City Middle School
Monday through Friday
815-634-5039 ext.1607


Please feel free to call or email me!  I will get back to you within 24 hours.
If you have an emergency,
please call 911 

Suicide Hotline


Screening, Assessment, and Support Service (SASS)

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